Thursday Thanksgivingfulness

Today, I am thankful I am an adult and don’t have to eat turkey if I don’t want to.

Turkey tends to be dry, it’s served without marinade or sauce (gravy can only do so much, and some purists sniff if you put gravy on their turkey), and it has what can kindly be called a “subtle” flavor.

My family has always been stuffed with carnivores, so meals revolved around meat often enough that I made peace with many kinds. Ham has enough flavor (and salt!) to be good once in a while, and a tender pot roast goes well with simmered vegetables. Chicken is the great tofu of meat, dressable in marinade or sauce to suit almost any dish.

Turkey, though, appears once a year. Perhaps twice, if you eat turkey on Christmas as well. Not often enough to become a tolerated dish, like Brussels sprouts.

Hey, don’t call me weird. The turkeys must be glad I don’t like them. 🙂

Instead, for Thanksgiving I have always loved stuffing, unless it’s the kind made from water, a dried spice packet, and a hard-as-rock lump that needs reconstituting. Stuffing with a wee bit of gravy over the top to make it even more moist. Yum!

Some people like stuffing with oysters, fruit, or other special ingredients. I like plain stuffing with stale bread, spices, broth, celery, onion…and that’s about it. Mm.

What do you like and not like about the Thanksgiving meal, if you have one?


For your viewing pleasure, here is a video of a turkey dubstep. Yep, you read that right. 🙂